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There IS a potential, and all three bulbs will be on. First, you need a reference point to measure voltages. Let's take the wire right of the right battery, and define its potential as 0V. If both batteries generate a voltage of 5V, the wire between the batteries will have a potential of 5V, and the wire left of the batteries will have 10V: So, bulb 1 ...


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The ammeter measure the current flowing through itself. If you want to measure the current flowing through another component, then you must make the current through the ammeter equal to the current through the component. If you wire it in series, that's true. If you wired it in parallel, the current would be unevenly divided between the component and the ...


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C2 and C6 are AC coupling capacitors. An AC signal on their input appears on the output. If you just connected these two capacitors together, they would act as a voltage divider - the voltage at the connecting node is the mean of the voltages at the other side of the capacitors. The "weak coupling" comes about from the fact that since the point connecting ...


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I'm assuming $V_R$ is taken to be the voltage across the resistor in a series RC circuit. The transfer function comes directly for the voltage division rule: $$\frac{V_R}{V_\text{in}} = \frac{Z_{R}}{Z_\text{series}} = \frac{R}{R+\frac{1}{i\omega C}} \, .$$ In this equation $V_R$ and $V_\text{in}$ are phasors, meaning that the actual time dependent ...


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Bulb H is connected to second battery directly. As long as this bulb is not short circuited, there will be some applied potential difference across its terminals and hence it will be ON


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I think this picture answers the question There battery's terminals are not charged. It's just a chemical reaction that starts the charge. There's a Zn and a CuSO4. When they meet each other via a cable, the Zn gives 2 electrons to ChSO4. Cu gets rid of SO4, leaves 2 extra electrons to SO4 and takes the 2 electrons it got from Zn. Then we have SO4 ...


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The voltage of a cell is caused by a chemical process, and the details of this process determine the behavior of the cell when a current flows. Simplistically, that behavior can be described as the cell having an internal (series) resistance - although the real behavior is more complex (an internal resistance would not explain that a battery goes flat after ...


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There is too much confusion here to answer meaningfully. Current always flows through the battery. What goes in one end comes out the other. Some types of batteries can be charged by forcing current thru them backwards. Those are called rechargable batteries. Others don't work that way and can be damaged by reverse current. Those are often called ...


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How does an inductor store [electro]magnetic energy? Rather surprisingly, it's something like a flywheel. You can see a mention of that here in Daniel Reynolds' electronics course: . It really is like this, check out the pictures of inductors on Wikipedia, and you'll notice they're rather like a solenoid. And there's the flywheel again: "As a result, ...


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The energy is stored in the magnetic field. I usually think of it as "magnetic field lines repel" but that is not very precise (useful for intuition though). But along the same lines as your capacitor example (moving the plates to infinity takes work), if you look at a simple current loop there is a force on the wires from the magnetic field generated. This ...


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There are broadly three classes of materials: conductor, semiconductor, insulator. The conductor contains a LOT of electrons per unit volume. If you were to charge it, you would add a few more electrons. How many? Let's take copper. It has roughly $8.5\cdot 10^{28}$ electrons per $m^3$. If you have a wire of radius $r$ the number of electrons scales with ...



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